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St. Francis Xavier University (StFX)

With a reputation as one of the finest undergraduate universities in the country, it’s easy to see why StFX is the first choice for students who want an exceptional academic experience. We’ve consistently been ranked as the best undergraduate university in the country by external publications and surveys - but this alone is not what makes us so unique.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Medicine & Health (3)
Education & Training (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



  • St. Francis Xavier University was founded in 1853 and has a long and proud tradition as one of Canada’s oldest universities.
  • The strong spirit and values of StFX have been the cornerstone of the university for over 160 years.


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Science
  • Arts & Science
  • Co-Op Education Program
  • Continuing And Distance Education
  • International Exchange
  • Graduate Studies
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma In Enterprise It Management


  • Irving Research Mentorship Awards
  • NSERC Undergraduate Research Awards
  • Scotia Scholar Undergraduate Research Awards 
  • RBC Foundation Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Awards
  • UCR Undergraduate Research Awards
  • Alley Heaps Undergraduate Research Internship Awards
  • Schwartz Business School Research Internship Awards


  • Student Career Services provides career/employment-related assistance to all StFX students, any program or year of study. Our services include career coaching, career information, and employment services.
  • We coach students in the career management process which may include developing effective job search strategies, networking, answering the question what you can do with your degree, and in their pursuit of further education opportunities.
  • We provide career information on various career management topics, both in print and online. 
  • We connect with employers to advertise employment opportunities and to set up information kiosks. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The StFX Student Life Office works closely with other areas on campus to connect you to programs and people that help you succeed. They believe that the StFX community can be a sustainable, healthy,safe and vibrant place for students to live and learn and they provide connections to people and opportunities to make that vision possible.

Housing services

  • Double Traditional Residence Room
  • Single Traditional Residence Room
  • Single Suite
  • Double Suite
  • Apartment Singles

Library services

Angus L. Macdonald Library

  • Borrowing
  • Printing, Photocopying & Scanning
  • Databases
  • Laptops

Medical services

At StFX, our campus has everything needed to support your spiritual, intellectual, mental and physical health. It’s part of how we help you thrive. We support a ‘healthy body and healthy mind,’ approach to personal growth, including nutritious dining options, sports and recreational opportunities and our comprehensive campus Health Centre and Counselling Centre.

Student Life

Campus life

Here are just some of our campus amenities and services:

  • a pharmacy
  • convenience store
  • academic advising services
  • live theatre
  • cafes
  • special dining options
  • the Campus Store where you can get books and StFX gear
  • a licensed child-care facility
  • shuttle service (provided by local merchants and the StFX Students' Union)
  • Bus depot

Sports facilities

  • The state-of-the-art Keating Centre, with two ice surfaces, a gym, yoga studio, aerobics and dance classes
  • The Oland Centre, featuring a pool and two gyms
  • Our brand-new track and field complex
  • A full schedule of recreation and intramural activities
  • Basketball (m/w)
  • Cross Country Running (m/w)
  • Football (m)
  • Ice Hockey (m/w)
  • Rugby (w)
  • Soccer (m/w)
  • Track & Field (m/w)

Student clubs

  • Business Society
  • Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals (CAFP)
  • Capoeira
  • Catholics @ X
  • Celtic Society
  • Chemistry Society
  • Chinese Students' Association @ STFX
  • Cinema Politica
  • Coady Society
  • Co-Op Society
  • Cycling Society
  • Development Studies Society
  • Economics Society
  • Environmental Science Society
  • Faribault Geology Club
  • Free the Children
  • GDUP Fitness
  • Gentlemen's Society
  • German Society
  • Graduate Student Society
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Human Kinetics Society
  • Information Systems Society
  • International Society
  • Invest-X
  • Just 4 Kicks
  • Math/CS Society
  • Mental Health Connection Society
  • Model UN
  • Nursing Society
  • Nutrition Society
  • Oxfam
  • Philosophy
  • Physics Society
  • Pre-Med Society
  • Psychology Society
  • Quidditch Society
  • Radio DJ Society
  • Relay for Life

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Study at the School of Natural Science and Agriculture I will have the opportunity to learn from leaders in their field, and develop superior analytical skills that will help me to benefit in a wide range of careers

Great community feeling!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Since it's a small university classes were much smaller and you were able to build a better relationship with professors.

educational decay
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

overall it was a bitter sweet experience that i will not want it to happen to my children. The whole management system of the university needs to revealed in order to improved the quality of teaching and the facilities.

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